CalArts School of Theater Presents: 'The Seven Deadly Sins'

CalArts School of Theater Presents: 'The Seven Deadly Sins'

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CalArts Campus

Walt Disney Modular Theater

Friday, April 19 | 8 pm 
Saturday, April 20 | 8 pm
Composed by Kurt Weill
Libretto by Bertolt Brecht
English Translation by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Version for 15 players by HK Gruber and Christian Muthspiel (2019)
Directed by Chi-wang Yang
Music Directed and Conducted by Nicholas Deyoe
Co-presented with The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts
The last opera collaboration between Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht is a biting satire of capitalism and an absurdist allegory on the immigrant struggle for self-determination. A young woman named Anna (played simultaneously by two performers) sets out from rural Louisiana to find her fortune in the big cities, where she confronts the classical deadly sins of Sloth, Pride, Wrath, Gluttony, Lust, Avarice, and Envy. This modern take on the 1933 opera examines the foundations of the American Dream, and if there is anything left of that dream for the rest of us?